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4 QBs on roster,will one be traded?

Originally posted by HearstFan:
I'm sick of hearing this assumption at CK is the QB of the future just because we traded up to get him.

1 we have no idea how the coaches are evaluating him. they may have concluded he is gifted physically, but isn't comprehending NFL defenses and reads. We just don't know. Maybe that's why they needed to get Johnson because they realize that even with another offseason he's unlikely to be ready even as a back-up.

2 the reason we traded up was the other QBs were flying off the board - ponder and dalton were thought to be available in the second and were gone, so CK was the last available decent QB so we had to trade up to get someone on the roster.

And to the point above, CK has very little trade value now. It is highly doubtful someone gives us a 2nd because if we were willing to trade him, then they would likely view it as us admitting we made a mistake on the guy. At this point, JJ would have more trade value if there is a training camp injury on another team that makes someone desperate for a QB.

Do Harbaugh & Baalke strike you as the kind of guys who desperately trade up because there is a run on players at a certain position?

Kaepernick has all it takes to be elite, just give him time.
If new York got Tebow a former first round pick for a 4th rounder I doubt the 49ers will get a high pick for Kap. You have to show case him and if he does good you could get a 2nd rounder or more..
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
We moved up to get Kap. Obviously someone else wanted him, so we moved up. The only rationale for signing JJ is that whoever was a Kap fan 2 drafts back, would still like him. I still think only reason we got JJ is because there is an offer to move up in draft if we give up Kap. That is only thing i can think of that makes sense. Really, does it seem reasonable, when one guy has a lock on QB and there are two backups, to sign another back up? It has to be someone who really wants Kap and would change places with us in draft for him in trade. Drafting a 4th qB to see which of your two backups is best doesn't seem reasonable. There has to be something else, and that something is a draft order exchg.

That was then this is now. You are trying to look for a JFK conspiracy angle. JJ came cheap, and has a little game experience, not just in mop up duty. Harbs wants to see if he has still got something to work with. You can never have enough people to groom, to try and find the NEXT. Its about the odds.
Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
We moved up to get Kap. Obviously someone else wanted him, so we moved up. The only rationale for signing JJ is that whoever was a Kap fan 2 drafts back, would still like him. I still think only reason we got JJ is because there is an offer to move up in draft if we give up Kap. That is only thing i can think of that makes sense. Really, does it seem reasonable, when one guy has a lock on QB and there are two backups, to sign another back up? It has to be someone who really wants Kap and would change places with us in draft for him in trade. Drafting a 4th qB to see which of your two backups is best doesn't seem reasonable. There has to be something else, and that something is a draft order exchg.


Think about it like this:

#1 Overall pick = Starting quarterback, seven year vet.
2nd round pick = Backup quarterback, pushing to start.
4th round pick = Third string, cheap, see if he can develop.
UFA = Let's give him a shot in camp.

Take out the names, and everything seems to make sense.
Scott Tolzien is going to be put on the practice squad and another team may or may not sign him to their active roster. The end.
Originally posted by kodiak9er:
im still not giving up on being the first CK hater.........he did some good things here in reno, but when the hometown boy goes to my beloved niners, it changes everything. and since i know hes not a good QB, i hate the fact that hes on this team and people think "he is the future". any other team and i would have been happy for him. i go to the same school as the guy, i have seson tix to the wolfpack every year, ive seen him in person and watched him play. i know people say "oh JH and TB are the pros and youre just some dude writing on a forum" "they traded up to get him so they must see something in him"......well what about all the other teams that took QBs 1st overall and it didnt work out. they thought that guy could be good. or traded up to get guys and they were wrong? the guys who drafted them were the pros and got paid to do that too. just because some dude in a FO thinks someone is good doesnt mean, they are right and im wrong, cuz im some scrub on the internet. he has all the time in the world to prove me wrong, but i dont think that is going to happen, and would not be happy or comfortable with him starting for my team.

I think CK definately has a lot of potential, I watched him single-handedly beat my Fresno State Bulldogs, he definitely is a great athlete who can learn to play harbaugh style.
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Think about it like this:

#1 Overall pick = Starting quarterback, seven year vet.
2nd round pick = Backup quarterback, pushing to start.
4th round pick = Third string, cheap, see if he can develop.
UFA = Let's give him a shot in camp.

Take out the names, and everything seems to make sense.
Or take away the stigma or status from which they came and just judge them on how they perform. Then you will be better off. Look at how many #1 crash and burn. If Alex was a 7th rounder he would have gotten rid of him sooner. However, because we have invested so much in him like a high pick, money, emotions he is given more second chances than others-same goes with guys like Sanchez.